In a New Zealand first, welders will now be more easily seen and stay protected with a Hi-Vis welding jacket introduced to the market by 2008 WTIA Welding Company of the Year, BOC.
“This jacket is not only Hi-Vis, it’s lightweight and comes with vents to enhance comfort to the wearer,” according to BOC product safety manager Nathan Abela.
“The material used is a 330gsm treated cotton with Pyrovatex technology to give it added fire protection.”
The Hi-Vis jacket is secured with a front opening velcro strip, leather sleeves for added durability and a high neckline for extra protection. The open ended cuffs are finished with a fire-retardant fabric 1.5cm in width.
“All fire-retardant cotton items have been tested for durability, flame resistance, radiant heat and molten metal splash, and undergo dermatological tests. The fabric is called Pyrovatex and the FR properties will last the lifetime of the garment.”
The jacket has been tested and meets European standards for Welder Use NC (EN470-1), Flame Resistance (EN531), Connective Heat B1 (EN367), Radiant Heat C1 (EN366), Iron Splash E1 (EN373).
The jacket represents a major innovation to the market, and adds to the already successful 2009 Weld Guard range. It is available throughout the BOC Gas & Gear network. To find your closest dealer call BOC on 0800 111 333.